A few weeks ago Micah had a swallow study. I was assured that the cost of this was covered by insurance. And we met our deductible a LONG time ago. So am I surprised that I just got a bill for almost $300? Not really. How can you ever really know how they're going to bill something??
We're well aware that we have no more Speech therapy benefits this year. Micah used them up with the early intervention and cannot have any more private sessions until January. We looked into it because of his feeding issues. So, if I had been told in advance that there would be a charge in the swallow study charges including speech therapy, I would have had to wait until January to have it done. But I wasn't. Hence the bill.
Is there really any way to know that everything will be covered before having a procedure done?? I want to see the itemized bill in advance. Wouldn't that be something?
I also have a lovely bill for over $4k sitting here. The company that is covering Emma's therapy has refused to pay. Seriously. Four times, so the bill was sent to me. After I was so excited that she could have the therapy and got approval, and the therapy company got approval... and now... the bill. We'll be working on that one for sure. But in the mean time these things just stress me out. Who has time to mess with people that don't cover what they should cover? And who has the $$ not to?